One of my Night Photography sessions. The photograph was taken in 2010 on Christmas eve.
Temple Bar is a colourful quarter of Dublin City which, almost accidentally it could be said, over the years developed a bohemian ‘Left Bank’ character, while retaining in its cobbled streets and old buildings a charm no longer to be found in many other parts of the city.
The Temple Bar district extends from Fishamble Street in the west to Westmoreland Street in the east, and from the River Liffey in the north to Lord Edward Street-Dame Street-College Green in the south. The bulk of the Temple Bar area is within the boundaries of St Andrew’s Parish, while portions to the west are in St Werburgh’s and St John’s Parishes.
It should be stressed that ‘Temple Bar’ is not an actual historic name for the quarter, but rather one selected relatively recently for convenience, from the name of the street on which the area is roughly centered. Having been saved from destruction in circumstances described more fully below, the Temple Bar quarter was entrusted in 1991 to the administration of a government-sponsored body, Temple Bar Properties Ltd. The ‘mission’ of Temple Bar Properties was ‘to develop a bustling cultural, residential and small-business precinct that will attract visitors in significant numbers’.
Temple Bar Dublin